Pompeians in , Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius and P. Licinius Crassus Junianus, 47 - early 46 B.C.
Jupiter Terminalis on the is copied from the coinage of . The grain, and advertise the properity of . The curule chair commemorates the consulship of with Pompey in 52 B.C. Both and his legate P. Licinius Crassus Junianus fled by sea after the defeat at Thapsus but, trapped by the fleet of Publius Sittius, they committed suicide. After he pierced his body with his sword, some of his men unaware of his wound, asked about him, replied with his last words, which translate, "The general is doing well."RR71921. Silver , 460/2, 1048, 4, 49, 40, 1376, aF, , , banker's mark, 3.311 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 270o, African ( ?) mint, 47 - early 46 B.C.; METEL IMP, of Jupiter right, hair tied with band, hair and beard in ringlets, ’s head left over below, METEL before, IMP behind; CRASS IVN , curule chair, balanced on above, stalk of grain lower left, dragon head or lower right; from the Andrew McCabe Collection, ex Numismatics E-Sale 11, lot 180; very ; $460.00 (€400.20)
, , murdered in 48 B.C., minted by his son
Struck by after his over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although was the supreme naval commander, had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating . He was, however, defeated by at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of in 35 B.C.SH51515. Silver
, 1392, 17, 1344, 511/3a, 93, VF, banker, 3.779 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 45o, Sicilian mint, 42 - 40 B.C.; MAG.PIVS.IMP.ITER, head of right between jug and ; PRAEF CLAS ET ORAE , Neptune right foot on prow, flanked by the , Anapias and Amphinomus, with their parents on their shoulders; ; SOLD
Roman Republic, Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius , 47 - 46 B.C.
was the Pompeian commander of the anti-Caesareans. His headquarters was at the provincial capital of , near the site of , and this is likely the site of his mint. Defeated by Caesar's forces, committed suicide in 46 B.C.SH27786. Silver
, 1379, 1046, 459/1, 47, BMC 1, 77, EF, 3.887 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 135o, , mint, 47 - 46 B.C.; Q. METEL , laureate head of Jupiter right, beard and hair in ringlets; walking right, above, IMP ; SOLD
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